Discussion Archive

6 Mar 2010 - 6:59am
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6 years ago
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Ali Naqvi
2008

It sucks to be a Jr. Interaction Designer/Jr. Usability Specialist/ Jr. User Experience Designer

For those graduating in 2008 (When the crisis started), 2009 (when the crisis was at the peek) and 2010 (when almost every 4th is unemployed in Malmö and Copenhagen Area), it really sucked/sucks to be a user centered designer. NO FREAKING JOBS! I was lucky enough to get hired as a technical writer with emphasis on usability....this was my first career job and I learned alot. Its just sad that it lasted for 13 months only.... My employer had to let 35 employees go. I was one of them. 

19 May 2008 - 8:44am
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8 years ago
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jabbett
2008

Open format between Visio and Omnigraffle?

After observing the list for a while, it's clear that our community is split
between Visio users on PCs and Omnigraffle users on Macs. Is there a format
common to both Visio and Omnigraffle with which we can publish stencils,
templates, etc. so we don't have to duplicate our efforts? Alternatively,
are there simple converters between the two formats?

-Jonathan

13 Apr 2011 - 7:12pm
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5 years ago
11 replies
JohnTerceman
2010

Need to get trained in Axure RP

Anyone recommend an organization/individual/web resource that they've used to receive formal training in Axure RP?  In person preferred, but online training will also be quite alright.  How much did it cost and what levels of instruction were available? Thanks!

John Terceman

23 May 2008 - 8:39am
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8 years ago
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Jack L. Moffett
2005

What do you do best?

As an Interaction Designer (or Interface Designer, Information
Architect, Usability Specialist, etc.), what is it that you do best?

Curious,
Jack

Jack L. Moffett
Interaction Designer
inmedius
412.459.0310 x219
http://www.inmedius.com

If there's anything more annoying
than a machine that won't do what you want,
it's a machine that won't do what you want
and has been programmed to behave
as though it likes you.

- Don Norman

25 Jun 2010 - 6:54am
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6 years ago
22 replies
LukeLucas
2010
5 Nov 2007 - 3:52pm
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8 years ago
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Andrei Herasimchuk
2004

Paper is not a prototyping tool

On Nov 4, 2007, at 6:39 PM, KS Wang wrote:

> Paper! ... Good for drafting out, materialising and visualising the
> ideas I have
> in mind, before moving on the the standards like Visio, Omni Graffe

Paper is not a prototyping tool. It's a design tool. It's a sketching
tool. It's a way to get ideas directly from one's brain into the
world with as little information loss as possible. But it's not a
prototyping tool.

1 Jul 2009 - 3:55pm
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7 years ago
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Andrea Richeson
2008

Interview Questions for Persona Development

As part of an independent study project (U Texas iSchool student),
I'm developing personas to help guide the BBA site redesign efforts.
I have access to a wealth of demographic, survey and web analytics
information and also plan to speak to the undergraduate program
office about their perceptions of the site and its users.

Please send your advice about what questions to ask (undergraduate
business school students) when doing interviews for persona
development. I hope to tease out user goals and behaviors.

23 Jun 2008 - 4:32am
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8 years ago
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andrea
2006

An alternative phrase to "Buy Now"?

Hi -

I am currently working on a website for a client in the
'spiritual/healing/meditation" space and she has a playful, whimsical
yet vibrant, interactive website with "guided journeys" that unfold
insight to one's personal development through a game-like interface
where one choses tokens and is able to enter various rooms,
environments, etc.

The site has about 30k+ registered users, more than half of whom are
active each month, with 1/3 of them returning daily and an equal
amount spending 20+ minutes on the site with each visit. So, plenty
of active users and deep users.

11 Aug 2009 - 12:01pm
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7 years ago
17 replies
Jonathan Cohen
2009

Visio and InDesign compatibility?

Hi all-

I just started working at a firm that uses Visio as its standard
wireframe tool. I also have InDesign on my machine and would prefer
to use this instead. (personally, omnigraffle fan here, but I'm
required to use Windows)

Searches for related keywords, an IxDA discussion search, and another
30 minutes of playing with several file formats haven't helped. I
can't figure out how to convert a file made in Visio to open with
layers intact in InDesign and vice versa.

Anyone know of a way to make these two apps play nice with each
other?

Thanks!
Jon

1 Jul 2010 - 2:53pm
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6 years ago
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Dave Malouf
2005

What is IxD and What does an IxD do?

[From my blog @ http://davemalouf.com/?p=1865 .  I'm interested in y'all's thoughts.]